Economic Data

Read the latest updates on economic data from NYCEDC.

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Coming or Going? NYC Migration Ins and Outs

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There are more jobs in the city than at any time in history, and the unemployment rate has fallen to historically low levels. Yet this success doesn’t mean that the city will keep all of its residents. Each year, thousands of people arrive in New York City and settle here, and thousands of people leave.

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New Yorkers and Their Cars

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The New York International Auto Show runs from March 30 to April 8, which got us thinking about the car culture (or lack thereof) in New York City. According to recent census estimates, almost 1.4 million households in New York City own a car compared to 3.1 million total households.

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Generations in NYC, part 2: What’s the Generational Makeup of Your PUMA?

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This is the second installment of our series looking into the different generations of New Yorkers; what they are, how the differences between them impact New York City’s labor force, and how they affect the city’s neighborhoods.

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Generations in NYC, part 1: Generations 101

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This month we begin a series looking into the different generations of New Yorkers; what they are, how the differences between them impact New York City’s labor force, and how they affect the city’s neighborhoods.

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Transportation Trends in NYC

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New York City’s transportation industry is in the midst of an upheaval. Ridership through app-based services like Uber and Lyft has surged, while subway and bus ridership has declined.

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NYCxDESIGN 2017 by the Numbers

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NYCxDESIGN drew nearly 350,000 attendees and added $60 million to the gross city product.

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New York City's Dog Population

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Those who don’t know us say that New York City is a dog-eat-dog town. We may act like alpha dogs, but real New Yorkers are truly poodles at heart. In fact, the data show that one in seven households in our city have at least one pup under its roof – so we must be softies deep down.

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How do Americans celebrate Fourth of July?

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that 219 million Americans (nearly 70% of the population) will celebrate Independence Day this year. The number of people who will celebrate is 2% higher than last year and the average amount they plan to spend on food items this holiday is up 3% to $73.42 per person. In fact, the holiday is expected to generate $7.1 billion in revenue from food sales.

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New York City Construction Projects Reach New Heights

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Current construction trends indicate a strong New York City economy. In 2016, the number of construction project starts was the highest in four years.

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Interest Rates and New Yorkers

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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on March 15, 2017 – only the third time since the height of the financial crisis. So, what does this mean for New York City’s economy? First, let’s explore how interest rates work.